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Moose 08-13-2009 11:30 PM

Guess whois back


For the fourth time this summer, Quentin Richardson(notes) has been traded. This time, his new team, the Miami Heat, plan to keep him.

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Richardson to the Heat for forward Mark Blount(notes), two league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Thursday night.

This time, Richardson has found a home for his expiring $9.35 million contract. Heat president Pat Riley wants him to bring scoring punch off the bench, and the team plans to give him significant minutes this season.

Richardson started the summer with the New York Knicks before getting moved to Memphis, the Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota and now Miami.

Richardson, 29, averaged 10 points for New York.

04mzwach 08-14-2009 12:06 AM

Re: Guess whois back
I saw it the T-wolves homepage just now after it hit the main forum. I can't believe this. It's not a bad pick up, but there has to be another trade in the works. We need somebody else who can shoot. Anyway, I think Blount plays good in Minnesota. He can stay on the perimeter ready to shoot while Jefferson posts up. :applause: It will work well if he plays much.

Marny Navis 08-14-2009 12:50 AM

Re: Guess whois back
The Timberwolves have added some more depth to their post rotation this offseason, adding Etan Thomas, Darius Songaila, Oleksiy Pecherov, Ryan Hollins, and now Mark Blount. The center position now has some more length and athleticism, and a good mix of youth and veterans to support Al Jefferson and Kevin Love. I'm not sure this move was necessary considering the T'Wolves are weak on the perimeter as it is, and Richardson's three-point shooting ability would have added a spark to the up-tempo style of play Minnesota is expected to use.

I don't see what Blount will bring that you can't get from Thomas, Songaila, and Hollins. He may be longer than either of those players, but having Richardson on the wings would have been good, especially considering outside of Ryan Gomes and Damien Wilkins, everyone else is 23 or younger. They need to find a replacement.

EDIT: All this time, I thought Thomas was part of the Foye deal. This trade now looks better on the Wolves' part.

JellyBean 08-15-2009 12:31 PM

Re: Guess whois back
I just read about the trade on another site, plus the Star Tribune had a write up about as well. I don't think that Blount will be here for too much longer, he might get waived or traded again.

Kahn is smarter than I gave him credit for, we are still lottery bound, but his moves are setting us up so that we can complete sooner rather than later.

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